Police Investigating Death Of Local Rec Center Worker

Oct 10, 2018

Credit Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police are are investigating the shooting death of a longtime Westgate Recreation Center worker. 

40-year-old Jwan Porter was shot early Tuesday in her home off Labelle Drive on the southeast side.  Detectives say the initial evidence points to someone else inside the home mishandling a firearm.  Police have arrested a suspect in the case. Eric Smith-Ross is charged with a weapons violation, but investigators say additional charges are possible. Smith-Ross has a lengthy criminal record.